Good rant on the iTunes App store approval process :http://bit.ly/9ZWEz
Clive is right! Work less and be self-indulgent sometimes . http://bit.ly/JbJAF
JAMC obsession continues this am. Minus the whiskey.
lousy day which i am purging with whisky and JAMC, both at high volume.
in a shoegazing mood. listening to Benoît Pioulard and A Sunny Day in Glasgow.
listening to “In the Aeroplane, over the Sea” thanks to Jonathan Hayes and this link:http://bit.ly/1CC1Or.
My dad ran a military hospital in Thailand in the last years of the Vietnam war. We had to move off-base while he was gone.
it was Fairfield, CA - one of those towns carved out of the agricultural heart of the state: swimming pools and souless tract houses.
Mom and Dad were smart, fresh-faced mid-westerners who had escaped small town Missouri for the California Dream
My dad was in his late twenties and my mom was a medical tech who hadn’t found her second career. Our family friends were all pilots.
in a post-Apollo anniversary mood, I’m digging into Andrew Smith’s Moondust for an outside of America view.
During that period, we lived on Travis Air Force base in CA, my mom with two tiny children and my dad about to head over to Vietnam.
My memories don’t extend that far back but the Air Force culture and childhood photographs loom large in my perception of that time.
We lived near dozens of other kids, on a suburban cul de sac. Epic games of kick-the-can and red rover. 4th of July cliches.
70s California hadn’t arrived for us yet. That was when we moved down to the east bay. It was still the 60s for mom and dad, I think.
RT @ApolloPlus40: “Engine arm is off… Houston…Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Video: http://bit.ly/18g8oa
Google devevangelist: the future is browser-based mobile apps, not downloadable apps via increasingly closed stores. http://bit.ly/bog8D
Going to an event at Soho House tonight. Let’s hope they let me in.
RT @ninjacodemonkey out of context: I generally just yank it out, ram it back in again, then get a soda and wait to see if anything blows up
This is awesome. IDEO created a free “human centered design toolkit” for NGOs and social enterprises to use: http://bit.ly/YSDxj
RT @NatureNews Shooting for the Moon http://ff.im/-5gm6b How did Apollo inspire the scientists of today?
Keep the Power Pop recommendations coming. My list is slanting a bit indie but i will keep an open mind. I want @Maura to check in!
working on the ultimate power pop mixed tape/playlist. Please send your suggestions.
These are awesome!RT @Eaterofsun: Gapminder World terrific historical visualizations http://bit.ly/zLP1I.
If you have ever made a mixed tape for anyone, you MUST read this book http://bit.ly/o7E0V
I used to hate Ryan Adams because I thought he was the Evan Dando of 00’s. I was very wrong and now i’m rediscovering his discs.
The Low Anthem’s “Oh My God, Charlie Darwin” is rocking my world this Sunday morning. Bluesy Americana, with a bit of Tom Waits on the side
spotify premium + Airfoil is almost perfect. A Spotify version of Apple’s “Remote” is what I really want. This is close http://bit.ly/VWSfJ
“Gunfight in Yokohama” by Oncle Strongle, a french “garage swing” band. http://bit.ly/12Zhah Love their Guns of Brixton, too.
I want a proper English shed and I’m looking for inspiration. Dinosaurs + Robots points to a fantastic trailer/house. http://bit.ly/zHBj1
I think I forgot to eat dinner
Listening to some early tracks from Imogen Heap’s new album. It’s fantastic and it will be out in late August. http://bit.ly/svaZo
Bezos on Kindle: It’s not the ipod where Apple profits on the device but barely makes margin on the content. Both work. http://bit.ly/nvbl6
The 99. Islamic superheroes from DC comics who “represent the 99 attributes of Allah” . http://bit.ly/vIOze from wonderland blog
RT @Richard_Kadrey; Russian Fallout LARPG pics. http://bit.ly/12YXdy I’m waiting for @crystaltips to post LARPG L4D photos any day now.
My last.fm scrobbling shows that I was up til 4am last night!
The Great Limewire Pizza fiasco http://bit.ly/G1V8z and the Dovecote blog: http://bit.ly/yhgtl. Pizza just wants to be free!
I’m liking Mos Def’s “the Ecstatic” a lot! I love his plan to sell t-shirts with a code for an album mp3 download sewn into the label.
for @zorca and other passionate pyromaniacs : “A Brief History of Fireworks” http://bit.ly/3w8fd6.
Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zep is a nice Sunday morning intro song. But it just segued into Darlene, which is less serene.
Curious to see what @johnbattelle will have to say about the Washington Post “salon” controversy. http://bit.ly/1HMdiF
This is awesome. Collaborative music video with fans providing the video. Wonder how they coordinated it http://bit.ly/YLNRb
Batelle checks in on the Anderson vs Gladwell. “Free, of course, doesnt come without a business model.”
RT @leisa: A great resource from @whitneyhess - So you wanna be a user experience designer http://bit.ly/2zST5v Great links.
whoops. Forgot the link: http://bit.ly/6uYtJ